Medical Technologist Job

Vacancy No. CBFF-11114814-21-SRM-OCA Department Veterans Health Administration
Salary $37,301.00 to $101,243.00 Grade 7 to 9
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 5/24/2021 Close Date 8/23/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
ANCHORAGE, AKBIRMINGHAM, ALMONTGOMERY, ALTUSCALOOSA, AL
TUSKEGEE, ALFAYETTEVILLE, ARLITTLE ROCK, ARNORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
PHOENIX, AZPRESCOTT, AZTUCSON, AZFRESNO, CA
LIVERMORE, CALOMA LINDA, CALONG BEACH, CALOS ANGELES, CA
MATHER, CAMENLO PARK, CAPALO ALTO, CASAN DIEGO, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CAVALLEJO, CAAURORA, CODENVER, CO
DENVER, COGRAND JUNCTION, CONEWINGTON, CTWEST HAVEN, CT
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAWILMINGTON, DEBAY PINES, FLGAINESVILLE, FL
LAKE CITY, FLMIAMI, FLORLANDO, FLSAINT PETERSBURG, FL
TAMPA, FLWEST PALM BEACH, FLATLANTA, GAAUGUSTA, GA
DECATUR, GADUBLIN, GADULUTH, GAHONOLULU, HI
DES MOINES, IAIOWA CITY, IABOISE, IDCHICAGO, IL
DANVILLE, ILHINES, ILMARION, ILNORTH CHICAGO, IL
WESTCHESTER, ILFORT WAYNE, ININDIANAPOLIS, INMARION, IN
LEAVENWORTH, KSTOPEKA, KSWICHITA, KSFORT THOMAS, KY
LEXINGTON, KYLOUISVILLE, KYALEXANDRIA, LANEW ORLEANS, LA
PINEVILLE, LASHREVEPORT, LABEDFORD, MABOSTON, MA
BROCKTON, MAJAMAICA PLAIN, MALEEDS, MAWEST ROXBURY, MA
BALTIMORE, MDLINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MDPERRY POINT, MDAUGUSTA, ME
AUGUSTA, MEANN ARBOR, MIBATTLE CREEK, MIDETROIT, MI
IRON MOUNTAIN, MISAGINAW, MISAINT PAUL, MNMINNEAPOLIS, MN
SAINT CLOUD, MNCOLUMBIA, MOKANSAS CITY, MOPOPLAR BLUFF, MO
SAINT LOUIS, MOBILOXI, MSJACKSON, MSRIDGELAND, MS
FORT HARRISON, MTMILES CITY, MTASHEVILLE, NCDURHAM, NC
FAYETTEVILLE, NCSALISBURY, NCFARGO, NDGRAND ISLAND, NE
LINCOLN, NEOMAHA, NEMANCHESTER, NHEAST ORANGE, NJ
LYONS, NJALBUQUERQUE, NMNORTH LAS VEGAS, NVRENO, NV
ALBANY, NYBATAVIA, NYBATH, NYBRONX, NY
BROOKLYN, NYBUFFALO, NYCANANDAIGUA, NYMONTROSE, NY
NEW YORK, NYNORTHPORT, NYSYRACUSE, NYWAPPINGERS FALLS, NY
CHILLICOTHE, OHCINCINNATI, OHCLEVELAND, OHCOLUMBUS, OH
DAYTON, OHMUSKOGEE, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKPORTLAND, OR
ROSEBURG, ORWHITE CITY, ORALTOONA, PABUTLER, PA
COATESVILLE, PAERIE, PALEBANON PAPHILADELPHIA, PA
PITTSBURGH, PAKINGSTON, PASAN JUAN, PRPROVIDENCE, RI
CHARLESTON, SCCOLUMBIA, SCFORT MEADE, SDFORT MEADE
HOT SPRINGS, SDSIOUX FALLS, SDMEMPHIS, TNMOUNTAIN HOME, TN
MURFREESBORO, TNNASHVILLE, TNAMARILLO, TXARLINGTON, TX
BIG SPRING, TXBONHAM, TXDALLAS, TXEL PASO, TX
HARLINGEN, TXHOUSTON, TXKERRVILLE, TXSAN ANTONIO, TX
TEMPLE, TXWACO, TXSALT LAKE CITY, UTHAMPTON, VA
RICHMOND, VASALEM, VAWHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VTLAKEWOOD, WA
SEATTLE, WASPOKANE, WATACOMA, WAVANCOUVER, WA
WALLA WALLA, WAMADISON, WIMILWAUKEE, WITOMAH, WI
BECKLEY, WVCLARKSBURG, WVHUNTINGTON, WVMARTINSBURG, WV
CHEYENNE, WYSHERIDAN, WY

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 05/24/2021 to 08/23/2021

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 7 - 9

  • Salary

    $37,301 to $101,243 per year

    GS-7 $37,301-$82,773; GS-9 $55,180-$101,243; Salary rate is based on locality (may include a special salary rate depending on location).

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types - Permanent and Temporary Appointments may be available

  • Work schedule

    Multiple Schedules - Full-Time, Part-Time and/or Intermittent schedules may be available

Locations

many vacancies in the following locations:

  • Anchorage, AK
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Tuskegee, AL
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Little Rock, AR
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Prescott, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Fresno, CA
  • Livermore, CA
  • Loma Linda, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mather, CA
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Vallejo, CA
  • Aurora, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Glendale, CO
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Newington, CT
  • West Haven, CT
  • District of Columbia, DC
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Bay Pines, FL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Lake City, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Augusta, GA
  • Decatur, GA
  • Dublin, GA
  • Duluth, GA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Boise, ID
  • Chicago, IL
  • Danville, IL
  • Hines, IL
  • Marion, IL
  • North Chicago, IL
  • Westchester, IL
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Marion, IN
  • Leavenworth, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • Wichita, KS
  • Fort Thomas, KY
  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY
  • Alexandria, LA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Pineville, LA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Bedford, MA
  • Boston, MA
  • Brockton, MA
  • Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Leeds, MA
  • West Roxbury, MA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Linthicum, MD
  • Perry Point, MD
  • Augusta, ME
  • Togus, ME
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Battle Creek, MI
  • Detroit, MI
  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • Saginaw, MI
  • Eagan, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Saint Cloud, MN
  • Columbia, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Biloxi, MS
  • Jackson, MS
  • Ridgeland, MS
  • Fort Harrison, MT
  • Miles City, MT
  • Asheville, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Salisbury, NC
  • Fargo, ND
  • Grand Island, NE
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Omaha, NE
  • Manchester, NH
  • East Orange, NJ
  • Lyons, NJ
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • North Las Vegas, NV
  • Reno, NV
  • Albany, NY
  • Batavia, NY
  • Bath, NY
  • Bronx, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Montrose, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Northport, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Chillicothe, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dayton, OH
  • Muskogee, OK
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Portland, OR
  • Roseburg, OR
  • White City, OR
  • Altoona, PA
  • Butler, PA
  • Coatesville, PA
  • Erie, PA
  • Lebanon, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Wilkes Barre, PA
  • San Juan, PR
  • Providence, RI
  • Charleston, SC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Fort Meade, SD
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Memphis, TN
  • Mountain Home, TN
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Amarillo, TX
  • Arlington, TX
  • Big Spring, TX
  • Bonham, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • El Paso County, TX
  • Harlingen, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Kerrville, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Temple, TX
  • Waco, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Hampton, VA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Salem, VA
  • White River Junction, VT
  • Lakewood, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Walla Walla, WA
  • Madison, WI
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Tomah, WI
  • Beckley, WV
  • Clarksburg, WV
  • Huntington, WV
  • Martinsburg, WV
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Sheridan, WY
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • Students

    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U. S. Citizens NOTE: Due to a critical staffing shortage, 38 U.S.C. § 7412 waives the requirement to apply Veterans' preference to ALL external applicants for this job announcement.

Announcement number

CBFF-11114814-21-SRM-OCA

Control number

602253200

  • Videos
    Videos

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/rkR8Sbelx0g

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of critical hiring shortages in the VA. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be June 7, 2021 and applicants will be referred on an 'as needed' basis.

    NOTE: Announcement will remain open until no longer needed but no later than August 23, 2021.

    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities

    'VA employees have the chance to give back to America's heroes and help improve life for them and their families every day.'

    The Medical Technologist is located within Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service and may be permanently or temporarily appointed on an intermittent, part-time or full-time schedule. The Medical Technologist develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures.

    Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Performs a variety of biological specimen and/or environment samples using manual or automated techniques;
    • Performs a variety of laboratory disciplines such as chemistry, microbiology, immunology, hematology and immunohematology;
    • Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis, considering physiologic processes and requirements;
    • Carries out day-to-day operations in the laboratory to include routine testing, quality control and routine maintenance of instrumentation and troubleshooting;
    • Develops, performs, evaluates, interprets correlates and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results;
    • Monitors quality control systems and measures;
    • Provides education for laboratory healthcare professionals and the public, as needed;
    • Identifies discrepancies, solves problems, and suggests solutions;
    • Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment uses, identifies malfunctions, repairs and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment and diagnoses deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction;
    • Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement;
    • Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which includes test results and interprets results and suggests follow-up tests;
    • Communicates effectively and courteously while working as a healthcare team member; provides excellent service as defined by the customer (healthcare providers, patients, and others); and gives direction and guidance using underlying principles of laboratory testing.

    Work Schedule: A variety of work schedules are available; Work schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays.
    Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a Base-Line Salary for a full-time work schedule. Starting salary will be set based on locality (which may include a special pay rate depending upon location), as well as FT, PT or Intermittent employment.
    PCS Expenses: Not Available.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
    Paid Time Off: Depending on your leave tier, receive 13 to 26 days paid time off per year, including 10 paid federal holidays; 13 sick days annual with no limitation on accumulation.
    Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.
    Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).
    For More Information on Benefits: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    Qualifications
    Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. NOTE: This applies to the past, current, and upcoming VA Health Professional Trainees (HPT) only. HPT is an individual appointed to temporary positions in one or more VHA medical facilities performing clinical or research training experiences to satisfy program or degree requirements or receiving VA Health Professional Scholarship Program. HPTs can be either VA-paid or Without Compensation (WOC)

    Basic Requirements:
    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • English Language Proficiency: Medical Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
    • Education and/or Experience Combination:
      • A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.)(Must submit a copy of transcripts with application). AND Completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agent for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree. ~OR~
      • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, (Must submit a copy of transcripts with application). AND Two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologist (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. (Must submit a copy of transcripts with application). ~OR~
      • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics. (Must submit a copy of transcripts with application). AND Five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. (Must submit a copy of transcripts with application).
    Foreign Graduates: A letter from a college or university with a baccalaureate program recognized by the NAACLS stating that the individual's foreign degree has been evaluated and been found to be equivalent to its bachelor of medical technology degree, or a letter from ASCP-BOC or AMT stating that the individual is eligible for the certification examination

    Certification: Candidates must have either (1) or (2) below: NOTE: You must provide updated copies of all certifications with your application.
    1. Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as an MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, and AMT.
    2. Currently possess the categorical or specialist technologist level certification from the certification agencies listed above, such as, but not limited to, chemistry (C/SC), hematology (H/SH), microbiology (M/SM), molecular biology (MB/SMB) and blood bank (BB/SBB).
    Exception at GS-7 grade level only: Non-certified applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for certification may be given a temporary appointment not to exceed one year as a graduate medical technologist under the authority of 38 U.S.C 7405(c)(2)(B). This appointment may not be extended. Failure to become certified within one year from date of appointment will result in removal from the GS-0644 MT Series.

    Grandfathering: May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).

    Grade Determinations:GS-7: None beyond the basic requirements.

    GS-9 Full Performance Level:
    Experience: At least 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-7), which is directly related to the position to be filled.

    -OR-

    Education: Must have master's degree or 2 academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education in medical technology or directly related field. (If using education to qualify for GS-9 consideration, you should submit a copy of transcripts with application).

    Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
    1. Comprehensive knowledge of professional MT principles, practices, concepts and theories providing for sound independent work.
    2. Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory quality control and assurance procedures and principles of performance improvement in order to manage reagent and supply inventories and document control systems.
    3. Knowledge of laboratory equipment and ability to maintain, troubleshoot and repair instrumentation.
    4. Ability to plan, organize, set priorities, work as a team member and effectively complete assignments.
    5. Ability to use independent technical judgment to analyze and interpret laboratory results.
    6. Ability to read, interpret and apply complex written instructions.
    7. Skilled in informatics, laboratory data flow and the understanding of laboratory processes.
    8. Ability to communicate, consult and interact with other members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service and patient education.
    References: VA Handbook 5005/72, Part II, Appendix G24, Medical Technologist Qualifications Standards dated May 12, 2014.

    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-7 to GS-9.

    Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be able to perform moderate lifting up to 20 lbs., straight pulling, pushing, reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers and both hands, walking, standing for up to 4 hours, kneeling, repeated bending, use of both arms and legs. Specific visual requirements include use of both eyes, depth perception, ability to distinguish colors and shades of colors, hearing (aids permitted), clear, high cognitive function and emotional stability; ability to read ordinary type without strain.
    Education

    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agent for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional information

    Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume


    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • OF-306
    • MT, MLS, and/or CLS Certification given by ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR or AMT is required for GS-9 consideration. Failure to submit may limit you to GS-7 grade consideration only
    • VA Form 10-2850c, Application for Associated Health Occupations. To download form, please see Required Documents' Section of the Job Announcement.
    • VA Trainee: Proof of VHA Health Professional Trainee (HPT) e.g., SF-50, WOC Letter, HPSP Letter, TQCVL, etc. (If you do not submit HPT supporting document, your application may NOT be reviewed.)
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript


    VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf.

    Veterans' Preference: In accordance with the Office of Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) Bulletin dated October 8, 2020, the annual determination of staffing shortages in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Hospital Administration includes this occupation as a critical staffing shortage. 38 U.S.C. § 7412 waives the requirement to apply Veterans' preference to external applicants for appointments made during the fiscal year to hybrid title 38 occupations reported among the occupations with the largest staffing shortages.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11114814.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). It is a requirement that all HCP to receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination or obtain an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Wearing a face mask is required when an exemption to the influenza vaccination has been granted. HCP in violation of this directive may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service.

    HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations or who come into contact with VA patients or other HCP as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased medical facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, remote and onsite, paid and without compensation, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, researchers, volunteers and health professions trainees (HPTs) who are expected to perform any or all of their work at these facilities. HPTs may be paid or unpaid and include residents, interns, fellows and students. HCP also includes VHA personnel providing home-based care to Veterans and drivers and other personnel whose duties put them in contact with patients outside VA medical facilities.

    Agency contact information VHA National Recruitment Center VHA National Recruitment Center
    Address

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Health Administration
    National Recruitment Center, DC 00000
    US
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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    Reasons to Work at VA:

    • The mission to serve America;
    • Nation's largest health care system;
    • Access to cutting-edge technology;
    • Education Support;
    • Work/Life Balance;
    • Exceptional Benefits;
    • Team-based and Patient-focused;
    • Live and work anywhere;
    • Leadership Training;
    • The best patients - Veterans!

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. As a Standing Register announcement, hiring officials may submit requests for candidates at any time. Once your selected location has been requested, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued, and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once the Standing Register announcement is closed.

    You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.